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with evidence. leslie johnson came to court seeking probation rather than a prison sentence. she told the judge she is sorry for and ashamed of her conduct. i take full responsibility for my actions that day and sincerely regret the impact it's had on my family and the community. >> there's a box. in the box is a check. tear it up or chew it up. >> mrs. johnson said she panicked trying to help her husband, without thinking, destroying a check for $100,000 and trying to conceal money in her underwear. she called it a single act asking for probation saying i did not know anything about the criminal conduct my husband engaged in prior to november 12, 2010. had i known, i would hope i would have had the courage to do something about it to avoid this life changing ordeal. the federal judge said he
believes mrs. johnson knew she was dealing with tainted money and tried to conceal it. clearly, she knew. i cannot accept the explanation she did not. he sentenced her to 12 months and a day. she's eligible for release in ten months. 240 hours of community service and forfeit the $79,600 in her possession when arrested. she had many supporters at the courthouse. >> i was disappointed she got time. i felt adds though she should not have received any jail time. >> she got sentenced to 12 months and a day. do you think it's fair? >> no. should be less. >> reporter: should be probation? >> should be probation. >> reporter: the judge acknowledged the supporters who came to court this week. the judge had to weigh that against the disgust and outrage of others. in news coverage, editorials and
letters to the editor. that's the latest from the news room. back to you in the studio. >> thank you, chris. it was another awful day on the campus of virginia tech. a gunman opened fire and opened a wound on a campus scarred from violence four years ago. we are learning about the final moments of a man who killed a police officer. we know what happened but we don't understand why. darcy spencer joins us with more on how the gunman tried to cover his tracks. darcy. >> virginia state police are not releasing the suspects name. he was not a virginia tech student and no apparent connection to the campus and he was acting alone. he may have stolen a car to get there and changed clothes after the shooting to throw off police. virginia state police say the gunman who shot and killed virginia tech police officer, deriek crouse changed clothes.
>> he ran to the greenhouses where he changed clothes, taking off a pullover top and a wool cap and putting them in a backpack which he left at the greenhouses. >> the gunman was not identified was spotted acting spishlly a half mile from the scene. >> it's not as if he was walking across the parking lot. it was his actions walking through, looking around and those types of actions that caught the deputy's interest. >> reporter: by the time the deputy got to him, it was too late. he laid down from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. the gun they found near him was the same gun used to kill officer crouse. >> we are deeply pain ed by ther loss. >> he was ambushed, sitting in his cruiser after making a traffic stop on campus. the officer did not return fire. police say the cruiser did have
a dashcam. >> the video captured a male subject with a handgun at the officer's car at the time of the shooting. >> police confirm the shooter may have stolen a car and used a campus shuttle. they are trying to figure out why he shot the officer and if there was prior contact between him and the gunman. >> we are piecing together the individual's where abouts. there's no connect that they knew one another or encountered one another prior to the shooting. >> there were writings on the wall where the backpack was found. they didn't elaborate what was contained in the writings. finals were delayed until tomorrow and a vigil is being held on campus tonight. back to you. >> thank you. a former assistant principal learned his fate for a massive child pornography collection.
he will spend five years in federal prison followed by five years of supervised release. that was the mandatory minimum. he was a principal at greenville elementary. he was caught in june during an undercover operation. decision 2012, republican presidential candidates are holding town halls getting ready for the second to last debate before the caucus. the iowa republicans will cast the first votes for the republican nominee. the iowa caucus happened on january 3rd. jute gingrich is the current front-runner. it's friday. do we care what the weather is going to be like this weekend because it's friday? it's going to get colder. >> we always care about the weekend weather. doug, what's the word? >> it's going to be dry. it's time to get the coats out because we are really going to
start to get into winter like weather over the next couple days. as far as the temperatures go, a nice 47 degrees. we made our way up to 50 degrees across the area today. a nice afternoon with a wind at 5 miles per hour. 43 in winchester. 43 in frederick. manassas 63 degrees. that's obviously an error. wouldn't that be nice in the middle of december. storm 4 doppler radar, nothing to show you as far as rain is concerned. we'll stay dry, not only through the day today but through the weekend and early portions of next week. temperatures overnight chilly. 42 by 11:00. waking up to temperatures of 36. more clouds overnight. a cold front is going to move through here. it lowers the temperatures for the weekend. maybe the coldest numbers we have seen so far this season. i'll show you what the numbers are in the forecast. >> time to get out our woollies.
for well over a month, protesters have camped out, blocked roads and prompted dozens of arrests. they are drawing attention. their tactics could be working against them. the public is starting to lose patience with occupy d.c. about 60 people were arrested after a rush hour protest caused trafc jams downtown. appearing os viewpoint, the mayor wants to protect first amendment rights but the city will enforce the law. >> we are not going to tolerate that. people who are increasingly losing their patience because of the infringement on business. we support their right, of course, to exercise their first amendment rights. at the same time, we will not tolerate the breakinging of the law. you can watch the rest of viewpoint hosted by tom sherwood
sunday at 7:00 a.m. at 6:00, find out why local businesses are fed up. police bust a ring responsible for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of thefts. how the groups technique proved to be their undoing. gearing up for game time. the army/navy game heads to fedex field. we know the identity of a pet injured and far from home.
the washington humane society is taking action after a tragic mistake at an area animal shelter. the news 4 i team got the team and found a series of problems that led up to an awful accident. tisha thompson has the story. >> they run two animal shelters in d.c. it's the only animal welfare agency in the country. tonight, one employee is no longer working there after a mistake that left a family heart broken.
when pets go missing in d.c., they usually end up here at the new york avenue shelter run by the washington humane society. more than 8500 pets impounded here in just the last year. including zzoe. she ran off one day with the dollar and leash still attached. >> we put an ad on craigslist. we got a call, i found your dog and took her to the shelter. days later her boyfriend stopped by to make sure and there she was in the holding area. >> i stuck my hand through the fence and told her it was going to be okay. you know, she was coming home soon. >> reporter: she didn't come home. the shelter worker said only brandy could claim zoe since she purchased the dog. they were going to put an rto on
her. it was fine if they paid the $7 a day for boarding. >> brandy couldn't pick her up until four days later. the supervisor said i have horrible news. he said we youthized her this morning. >> this is our mistake that resulted in this tragedy. >> the chief operating officer with the humane society. >> we take full responsibility with what happened. we have spoken to the family, expressed our regret and sympathies. we have taken steps to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> her boyfriend should have been allowed to take zoe home. the return to owner notice was never placed in the dog's file. since the death, some workers have been disciplined and every employee received new training. >> people should not be afraid. this was an isolated incident. we feel terrible about it. >> records show 7% of impounded pets were reunited with families
last year. more than half of all pets were euthanized. it's a tough statistic for any owner hoping for a happy reunion. >> i just didn't want her to think we left her. that's the hardest part. that she was alone when all that happened. >> the shelter says it would like to buy new software that could help match up lost pets with owners more efficiently. it's expensive. $50,000. the shelter takes responsibility for the accident, we found there was another issue. zoe has a microchip. her owner thought that would protect her. tonight at 11:00 we show why microchipping doesn't always guarantee a happy homecoming. we have an update about the lost dog that was running out of time at the fairfax county
animal shelter. they nicknamed him foxy. finding the owner was complicated because he was picked up by a good samaritan in prince george's county. he was turned over in fairfax county. it turns out faxy was found a half mile from home. his real name is jake. his owners are from upper marlboro. >> a happy ending there. >> we could all use a fur coat like that for the weekend. >> i feel bad for my dog. we took her in and they had to shave her. >> she's an inside dog. she's going to have a sweater on. it's my wife's dog, not my dog. yeah. outside right now, it's on the chilly side. everybody is going to need a sweater because the temperatures are going to go down. not too bad for this time of
year, but colder than it has been. a lot of 50s, 60s and a couple 70s over the past two to three weeks. looks like we are going to stick in the 40s for a couple days. 47 degrees is the current temperature now. winds out of the south at 5 miles per hour. current temperature, 46 in martinsburg. 49 in winchester. a report around manassas of 63. wouldn't that be nice. we did get to 50 at the airport today, actually 51. a nice afternoon. closer in across the metro area 45. 46 in camp springs. warrenton coming in at 46 degrees. what are we going to be seeing? not any precipitation. no rain out there on the radar. at least not here. look back to the west. this is a cold front. rain ahead of it. snow behind this frontal boundary. that front is going to continue to sag down across the region tonight. as it moves across the
mountains, it loses the energy source and there's not enough moisture to bring precipitation tonight or through the day tomorrow. a nice day today with plenty of sunshine. high clouds with the front. the front moves through fairly quickly. behind it, we see plenty of sunshine, again. it will be chilly. temperatures a few degrees cooler. a bit of a breeze. windchills for most of the area in the 30s. saturday and sunday, very, very chilly, compared to where we have been over the past couple days even with sunshine out there. this evening, clear skies turning chilly. tomorrow morning, starting off on a cool note, but not too bad for this time of year. 27 to 36 degrees. a cold start. a chilly breeze. a ten to 15-mile-an-hour breeze. the windchills down to 20 to 25. itis going to start cold and stay chilly tomorrow. mostly sunny. the cold breeze continues.
windchills will stay in the 30s for just about all day long. once again, you need the coats and jackets as you step outside. 43 for sunday. could be the coldest mostly sunny day since february. monday and tuesday, temperatures in the upper 40s to around 50 degrees. we warm up a little bit. sunday morning, many suburbs could wake up into temperatures in the teens. sunday morning looking cold. thursday, we go out and do holiday lights. yesterday, we weren't able to get out there. we're going to try to do two next week. >> you're going to be busy. >> oh, yeah. e-mail us at email@example.com. >> i'm hoping tuesday and thursday. we have to get the okay from the family. >> okay. we'll consider that your request. >> that's right. >> okay. anks, doug. still ahead, dining on a budget. tom shows us how to find a bargain at fabulous restaurants. >> i'm liz crenshaw, why do some stores change their return
are poinsettia plants toxic? how do you get a letter postmarked from the north pole? liz crenshaw joins us with the holiday edition of ask liz. >> kriss kringle here for you. >> our first question comes from emily. emily wonders if the popular poinsettia plant is toxic to humans or pets. i have always heard warnings related to pets. >> we found the answer at the
american society for cruelty of animals and the american florists. ohio state university tested all parts of the popular holiday plant and concluded the poinsettia is nontoxic to humans and pets. the poinsettia is not meant to be eaten and can cause degrees of discomfort. they agree to keep it out of reach of young children and curious pets. i think it's an irritation issue, not a poison issue. >> good to know. the next question from ann in reston, virginia. is there a way to get a letter from santa postmarked from the north pole. >> the postal elves will postmark them. place the envelope you want postmarked in a larger envelope and mail it to 4141 postmark drive in anchorage, alaska.
any letters you want postmarked by the office mailed by tomorrow, december 10th. we'll have this information on our website, go to www.nbcwashington.com and search north pole. >> that's cool. >> yes, they are busy, busy, busy out there. >> extra revenue for the post office, too. a bonus. >> the last question is from zeo in d.c. why do some stores change their return policies around the holida holidays? >> they do it for a few reasons. some make their policies more lenient because they understand there's a lag time between when a gift is purchased and then received. others tighten the policy to deter return fraud and shoplifting to see if there are changes, look for the return policy online or the back of your receipt or on one of the walls at the stores. you need to check. sometimes they change. if you have a question you would like us to consider, send it to
firstname.lastname@example.org. find me on facebook and twitter. >> i like it when stores, the clerks offer do you want a gift receipt with this. nice thing to ask. >> great idea. >> exactly. >> brilliant. >> thank you, liz. have a good weekend. wendy. fedex field gets ready for a historic rivalry. the excitement over army/navy. >> reporter: 25. do you know where your rims are? if they are miss
one day. she benefited from the financial crimes of her husband. former prince george's county executive jack zwrjohnson. the man who killed a police officer on georgia tech campus was not connected to the school. ballistic tests show ed the gun used to kill the officer was the same gun found. the republican presidential candidates are campaigning in iowa and getting ready for tomorrow night's debate in des moin moines. republicans will cast the first votes for the presidential nominee on january 3rd. now, let's fast 4ward to the weather. >> we saw a beautiful day on this friday. a fantastic friday afternoon. but, a little bit of a frontal boundary. you can see the front on storm 4 doppler radar. it's making its way across portions of ohio and western portions of pennsylvania. rain and snow behind it.
as it crosses the area, it crosses as a dry front. we'll see more clouds on the increase over night tonight. it will drop the temperatures the next couple days. the coolest temperatures we have seen for the season. not frigid yet, but colder for sure. >> thank you, doug. an elaborate theft ring. police say four guys are responsible for taking the rims off hundreds of cars leaving plenty of people stuck in park. pat collins is live in prince george's county with the story. pat? >> reporter: another high dollar theft ring busted by prince george's county police. we call this is steal wheel caper. prince george's county police cracked a stolen rim ring that targets high dollar trucks and suvs. escalades, denalis and tahoes.
police say these four guys are responsible for hundreds of rim thefts in and around our area. >> the cops seized a number of these stolen rims and tires. they are running out of places to put them. they are keeping them in the bosses office. one, two, three, four sets. they have them in the lunchroom. none in there. under the copier. they had to move a sergeant out of his office. why? storage. so, how did they steal the rims so fast? they say it was a two-step process. early in the evening, they come by, loosen the lug nuts. then they leave. in the dark hours of the morning, they come back, jack up the truck, grab the tire and off they go. nascar fast. how did they get caught? they left the same kind of block under each one of the vehicles.
case closed. >> a set of rims can run into the thousands of dollars. there's an incredible amount of money at stake. here now from julie parker with the prince george's county police. >> one insurance company tells us they are out $600,000 just from dealerships alone in prince george's and fairfax county. >> reporter: this year? >> this year. >> reporter: what about private owners? >> could be double that. >> reporter: a lot of money. >> a lot of money. >> reporter: some advice now. use lug locks. if you do, don't leave your key in the glove come partment. they will steal the key there. mark your rims. they don't have vin numbers. if the rims are stolen and then recovered, they can't tell where they came from. do all those things and liz crenshaw will be very proud of you. so will the prince george's
county police. wendy, back to you. >> all right. keep our cars on the road. thank you, pat. a man who shot at -- who shot a virginia state trooper has died. the 32-year-old of chesterfield was found walking on the side of i-95 in caroline county. he was wanted for reckless driving. he went for the troopers gun and managed to fire it, injuring the trooper. he was then shot with another gun. he died at mary washington hospital. the trooper is expected to make a full recovery. 1600 families who lost a loved one overseas is getting a special gift. they took off for the snowball express. more than 50 flights left today. families get an all expension paid trip to dallas. they watch a rodeo, go to six flags and watch a private performance. american airlines provided many flights and the crews donate
their time for the trip. several other lights provided by air compassion for veterans, a nonprofit organization. fedex field was painted for a rivalry that will play autofor the first time at this location. tomorrow, army will take on navy for the 112th meeting. erika gonzalez is live at the field tonight. hi, erika. >> reporter: good evening. it's getting chilly out here. it's going to be good football weather for tomorrow. this game dates back to 1890. 83 games played in philadelphia. it's the half way mark between annapolis as well as west point. tomorrow will be the first time here at fedex field. saturday afternoon, thousands will pack the house to witness game 112 of army versus navy. >> okay, it starts here. it starts today. >> reporter: first, it's a tradition that goes back 30 years at the naval academy.
>> let's go! >> reporter: they said they would run the unlucky company off the yard. today, the state of maryland has officially declared this weekend running of the ball weekend. each year, a new class of athletic men and women face the daunting task of running 120 miles with the pig skin. the distance from here to philadelphia. it's the last go around for senior alex jackson. >> we band together. it's a way to boost moral. it's a lot of fun. >> not for these guys. >> it's a bad week to be on exchange. >> reporter: you can say that again. this is what happens when you are an army cadet doing an exchange program at the naefl academy. and this. >> this is what you are going to wear today. >> reporter: this is what they gave you today? >> yep. >> reporter: the pranks are all in good fun. they say it's about more than a game. >> representative of the men and women making sacrifices for our
country. >> reporter: with that, they were off. together, this year's class will relay run the 120 miles in increments of six to 13 miles. >> how is the run so far? how many miles do you have under your belt? >> fife. >> five miles and 115 to go? >> yes, ma'am. >> reporter: here we are trying to keep up with them. i need a game prediction? >> navy, of course. >> reporter: numbers, numbers. >> we're going to win by three touchdowns. >> until they left us in the dust. the ball will be in constant mox until arriving at fedex field at 8:00 a.m. saturday. 55-49 and seven-poupt favorite to win tomorrow. army is looking for a huge upset. we are live at fedex field tonight. i'm erika gonzalez for news 4. back to you. >> nice try attempting to keep up with those guys on the road.
looking for something good to eat without emptying your wallet? tom has a couple suggestions for under 30 bucks that will give you a nice meal at a nice price. >> one of my favorite places is ardeo in cleveland park. on sunday and monday, if you sit at the communal table or the bar, you can get in on the pie and wine deal. it's a choice of one of five good pizzas and a serving of wine or draft beer from the happy hour selections. it's all under $15. one tip, only if you ask any of the 30 wines on the restaurants
by the glass list to accompany your pizza. another place is a family run place in gaithersburg. it's located in a shopping strip. it opened a year ago. it's a cheerful place. it's tangerine and lime. a tidy, open kitchen. you can see whatever is on the grill. they have steak, chicken and pork tacos. they serve it on corn tortillas and you can access rise with all kinds of guacamole, onions. a combination of three tacos including house made chips and soda goes for $7.50. they introduced a new tapas menu. peppers stuffed with hot seafood
served on a pool of squid. it's red on black. it's beautiful. $13.50. throw in a glass of wine and it's still under $30. this setting that makes you feel like you are in madrid or barcelona, someplace classic. >> i'll drive if you are ready to go. >> i know you are. >> i'll find tom's reviews in the washington post sunday magazine. >> still ahead on news 4 at 5:00, a film about the mayor for life. the surprise of who will play marron barry in an
it's friday. that means we want to put money in your pocket. like our nbc 4 facebook page. you have to like it. you can enter for the chance to win cold, hard cash in the 4g friday give away. four people will win $1,000 today. next week, one person wins $4,000. the winners will be posted in a few minutes at 5:59. marion barry's story is going to be made into a movie. the actor playing him is an unexpected choice. >> barry, barry, barry. >> reporter: marion barry's colorful life is headed to the small screen. hbo and spike lee are doing it.
dream city is a book about the history of d.c. between 1965 and 1995. harry is one of the book's authors. >> we asked why do the people love him so. i think that question still is unanswered for a lot of people. maybe spike lee and eddie murphy can help answer that question. why do the people love him so. in there lies a terrific story. i think a service to answer the question. >> barry emerged from civil rights activism to serve on the city's school board, council, then the city's second mayor in 1979. in 1990, he was caught smoking crack-cocaine in an fbi sting operation. he served in prison and made a political comeback as mayor again in 1995. >> if anybody is going to get to
the essence of marion barry, it will be spike lee. directing ed di murphy could be extremely powerful and get to what makes marion run and why people love him and why people hate him. >> i love marion barry. eddie murphy, too. >> i'm a marion barry fan. i grew up in the '70s. i think it's a good thing. >> the other author of the book mentioned there, "dream city" is our own tom sherwood. >> let's go to doug with another look at the forecast for the weekend. >> forecast for the weekend is a dry one. forecast for the weekend is a cold one. that's the kind of thing you need to know as you step out this weekend. you will not need the umbrellas or snow shovels. you need the coats. 47 at the airport. 45 in gaithersburg. 45 in leesburg. manassas, that's not the correct number. not 63 in manassas right now. 41 in culpeper. storm 4 doppler radar nothing to
show around the immediate area. that's the frontal boundary to the west. cleveland, cincinnati, they are picking up a little bit in the way of snow. the snow will not be able to bring moisture across the mountains. we are calling for mostly cloudy skies as clouds increase. it will help keep temperatures above where they were this morning. 36 in washington. 31 in gaithersburg. frederick, 29 degrees. culpeper around 30 degrees. then the cold air moves in for the day tomorrow. we are talking about a much cooler afternoon. 44 for a high in washington. about five to six degrees below where we were today. a bit of a breeze tomorrow. it puts windchills in the 30s just about all day. 43 in leesburg. culpeper, 45 degrees. we are going to see a fairly chilly day on saturday. sunday, as we take on the patriots out there at fedex fie field, we are looking at a chilly day there. high temperatures around 43
degrees. it will be sunny but rather chilly. those of you who have seats in the shade, you know who you are, it's going to be chilly. >> it's a big football weekend at fedex field. a game saturday and sunday. hakeem, the redskins have a big challenge this weekend. you have more about the redskins past, don't you? >> yes, we do. washington takes on the powerful new england patriots. the last time the redskins played the the pats, new england won. for a game that brings back better memories, we go to 2003 when the ball coach was off to a great start thanks to his defense. september 28, 2003. beating the best.
skins up 6-3 when brady is looking for seven. they end the drive and build the frustration. next pats drive. brady goes deep, again and is picked off again. this time by bailey. skins hold a 6-3 lead at the half. >> it's what we have to do every week. we have to put them in good situations. i think we did it today. >> who want s s to get a couple turnovers. we were able to come out and get four. we had a good day in secondary. >> a lot to shout about in the second half. third play in the third quarter. a direct snap. stripped by champ. he can't recover. matt does, just short of the goal line. scores on the next play. skins score on the next drive with cartwright three-yard touchdown. skins up, 20-3. >> i'm screaming get on the
ball. he picks it up. it flew out. i dove on it. it worked out all right. >> did you want to carry it into the end zone? did you want the touchdown? >> of course i did. i haven't had a touchdown since running the option in high school. that was my guy. we went to school together. give it to him. >> it's short lived. brady finds receivers for touchdowns. cut the lead to ten, then former redskin cutting the lead to three. 43 seconds to go. fourth and three on the skins. brady's pass knocked away. skins beat the patriots, 20-17. >> we are fortunate to get out with a victory. they had more yards, more downs. they probably outplayed us a bit in the second half as it went. defense got the one score then held him at the end. so, we are the winners today.
>> we are playing our best football right now, i would be concerned. we are winning games and making mistakes that can be corrected. so, obviously, we haven't p hit our peak yet. hopefully we'll hit it at a great time during the year. >> unfortunately after the patriots game, the redskins lost ten of final 12 games. coach steve spurrier quit three days after the season was over. now his seventh season as the head coach of south carolina. so, he's doing well for himself. the redskins they love him in south carolina. maybe the redskins can whip up magic this sunday against the patriots. >> that would be nice. >> it would be nice. >> thanks. still ahead, police found a [ female announcer ] more people are using wireless devices...
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so, they found the phone belonging to that missing florida mother. she disappeared after she dropped off her kids at their father's house last month. mark potter has this report. >> reporter: police sources tell wesh reporter divers found michelle parkers cell phone emerged. the road is mainly used by local residents in this high end neighborhood. police released this photograph of the phone, which is still in good shape. >> it's very encouraging for us to have that piece of information, that piece of evidence. >> they also release d photos o
parker using the phone. family members said it was hers, later confirmed by the serial number. they are examining it for physical evidence. they hope the phone technology can reveal her sister's where abouts. >> we don't know what they are going to find. i think there's going to be something found that leads us to her. >> reporter: parkers mother seems less hopeful. distraught only the cell phone was found. >> it's becoming more real to me that somebody has done something hardball to my child and to the mother of my grandchildren. i cannot even begin to tell you how much pain my heart is in today. >> reporter: the area where the phone was recovered sits between several other sights revealed in the investigation. seven miles from the dale
smith's home. parker dropped off her children there at 3:18 p.m., november 17th, the day she was last seen alive. dale smith, according to his lawyer took the kids and hour later. he denies involvement in parker's disappearance. parker's brother got a text from her cell phone indicating she was in the waterford lakes area. 8:00 p.m. that night, a ping was detected close to where the phone would be recovered in the water. the next day, her hummer was found in a parking lot some distance away. >> that was mark potter reporting. michelle parker's mother hates who ever would do this to her daughter. that's it for news 4 at 5:00. news 4 at 6:00 is starting right
now. shock and sadness at virginia tech as a campus police officer is ambushed. new details about the deadly attack. the motive remains a mystery. >> jack johnson's wife, leslie sentenced for her role in a corruption scheme. businesses are losing patience with occupy d.c. protesters. >> i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. investigators believe the gunman at virginia tech acted alone and changed clothes after fleeing the scene. the motive is still unclear. darcy spencer is in the news room with the latest on the investigation. >> police have identified the gunman. they are not releasing his name at this point. he is not a virginia tech student and there's no evidence anyone else was involved in the shooting. that question remains, why did